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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 10:32 PM
Why should anyone be upset, afterall a beta is a for testing and the larger the number of testers...the more testing. Simple math I'd say.

So, I say lighten up (chill). Oleg, is a big boy, he could probably care less about the beta being so widely distributed.

There may have been some confidences abused, but we'll still get a better patch. That is, unles the 1C:Maddox developers are ignoring all the comments on the boards about the 1.2 beta.

I like the idea of releasing a beta before the finished product. The finished release of the IL2-FB product will have been "tried in the fire" of users. I honestly do believe the final patch will be much better as a result of all the feedback coming from all the different IL2-FB forums/boards.

Personally, I think this should be standard practice. It involves users and they sure don't mind letting everyone know what they think about something. That is cool /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 10:32 PM
Why should anyone be upset, afterall a beta is a for testing and the larger the number of testers...the more testing. Simple math I'd say.

So, I say lighten up (chill). Oleg, is a big boy, he could probably care less about the beta being so widely distributed.

There may have been some confidences abused, but we'll still get a better patch. That is, unles the 1C:Maddox developers are ignoring all the comments on the boards about the 1.2 beta.

I like the idea of releasing a beta before the finished product. The finished release of the IL2-FB product will have been "tried in the fire" of users. I honestly do believe the final patch will be much better as a result of all the feedback coming from all the different IL2-FB forums/boards.

Personally, I think this should be standard practice. It involves users and they sure don't mind letting everyone know what they think about something. That is cool /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 10:40 PM
Yep, they could release betas everytime...

just add some disclaimer like "Attention, this is beta. Unfinished. Use at won risk. We're not responsible for any damage... bla bla bla" /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Still, there should be a closed beta phase of ~2 weeks before the open beta gets out, just to kill the most obvious issues in advance.

So something like 1.1. But there the closed beta phase was much longer... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-06-2003, 12:51 AM
agreed - they did it once, I do not know why they did not continue.

Unless the last beta review was a failure?

I was under the impression that the feedback was very helpful.


Could be a contractual agreement with Ubi?

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XyZspineZyX
11-06-2003, 01:04 AM
The problem gets down to this (IMHO): Whiners.
I can imagine how Oleg mailbox got filled with NACA reports and thousands of quotes from pilots about the D-27 roll rate, amongst the 200 round MG151/20 issue, and many many others.
I guess Oleg just lost the faith in the community as a whole, because he will get peskied by "the few" that whine

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